Recipe: Bean Salsa

Bring on the beans with this big bean salsa with corn, celery, and peppers.

Red and white cranberry beans


  • 60 ounces Michigan black beans
  • 30 ounces Michigan black eye peas
  • 30 ounces Michigan navy beans
  • 2 -15 ounce cans of whole kernel corn
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 or 3 big bunches of rinsed and snipped fresh cilantro
  • 4 large chopped peppers (any combination of red or orange or yellow)


Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 cup sugar

In saucepan or microwave, combine dressing ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook for several minutes.

Rinse and drain all beans and corn.

In large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients.

Cool the dressing to room temperature and pour over bean mixture. Mix gently with spatula to combine. Carefully push down the bean mixture so marinade covers it. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Keeps well in fridge, and may be frozen.

Recipe provided courtesy of the Michigan Bean Commission